Help us reach our goal!

april 7, 2019 - April 12, 2019

fundraising goal: $500,000


What is a Masa Kumta? At the end of every IDF combat recruits training is one final hurdle to prove their commitment and battle worthiness – the Masa Kumta. Depending on the unit the distance can be as great as 92 kilometers in full battle gear along with supplies.

What is Masa Kumta? 

Because it’s what happens in war. Not every battle will be out your back door. Not every time will a truck come to take you back to base. Sometimes wounded have to be carried back home. We need to be prepared for all scenarios.

Why do we do it?

This spring, 19 dedicated Torontonians are covering the cost of this experience and heading to Israel to ‘feel' what it’s like to be a soldier in the coveted IDF. For 4 days and 4 nights, these men will be living the life of an Israeli soldier. They will train as combatants, be treated as soldiers, live in tents, eat rations and be subjected to the final test before entering into combat service.


We are doing this in support of Israel’s premier wounded warrior program called Brothers for Life and the Out of the Cold homeless project at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Wounded combat veterans are in desperate need of support for rehabilitation, treatment, support and scholarships to return them to civilian life. They stand on the line to protect the homeland of the Jewish people and we can help them.

The Out of the Cold project houses and feeds hundreds of homeless Torontonians every week during the winter months. These people are amongst are the most vulnerable and needy in our society. The cost to run this program is immense.

We will train and place ourselves into one of the most intense and rigorous physicals tests the Israel army has to offer.


All we ask for is your help. Please contribute today!

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Beth Sholom Synagogue

1445 Eglinton Avenue West

Toronto, Ontario M6C 3E6

(416) 783-6103 | www.bethsholom.net

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Brothers for Life Israel

HaElla 115

Kefar Truman, Israel 73150

+972 (3) 559-8242 | www.brothersforlife.com